Forage nitrates hottest topic on beef tour at MU Greenley Research Center field day
University of Missouri
Zac Erwin stood by a drought-stunted field of Sudangrass as he talked to wagon-loads of field day visitors at the MU Greenley Research Center, Aug. 7.
The University of Missouri regional extension specialist said the grass held toxic levels of nitrate and can’t be used to feed the cow herd at the Agricultural Experiment Station east of Novelty. Erwin, from Monticello, Mo., was one of four specialists on the beef tour giving drought advice, including harvesting and ensiling.